Medieval fortress "het Steen"

Antwerp is at the same time a European culture city, the world centre for diamonds, the one but biggest port in Europa and the home town of the Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.

During our walk we will devote attention to the Market Square with the Town Hall and the beautiful "Golden Age" Guild Houses, the Cathedral of Our Lady with the "Elevation of the Cross" and the "Descent from the Cross" by Rubens, Saint-Paul's Churche, the harbour and the Jewish disctrict.

You can visit Rubens' former house during the lunch break. In the former home and studio of the master, you set off on a fascinating journey back in time and into the world of this great baroque artist.

There is also a lot of modern architecture in Antwerp, for example, the new Palace of Justice by Richard Rogers, the "Museum aan de Stroom" by Neutelings & Riedijk and the new Port House by Zaha Hadid.

Downtown you can, of course, contemplate about the day in the company of a nice Belgian beer.

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Town Hall and Brabo statue

early 20th century cranes

Central Station

Container terminal

Museum at the Stream